School branded lanyards don’t just aid security in terms of identification, they can also help to unite pupils and students by promoting a sense of belonging.
Most schools like the idea of bespoke lanyards branded with the school logo, but the idea is often rejected (or not fully researched) due to concerns about cost.
They’re often viewed as a ‘nice to have’, whereas the reality is, school branded lanyards have a role to play both in terms of security and community.
- They make it difficult for third parties to ‘blend in’ to the school environment.
Whereas it’s easy for someone to source a standard ‘staff’ or ‘visitor’ lanyard so as not to arouse suspicion, it’s extremely difficult for them to create their own branded one.
- They make students more visible, both on campus and out of campus.
Apart from the ‘truancy’ benefits, school branded lanyards are also helpful for visibility on school trips or days out.
Let’s not forget the parents here either: surveys show that parents particularly value the security and visibility benefits of school custom lanyards.
Promoting a sense of school community
School custom lanyards also help to boost school spirit amongst teaching staff and pupils, and promote a sense of belonging. Print your school’s logo or mascot and use your school colours to create a lanyard that will be worn with pride.
Great for different classes and school clubs
School custom lanyards are also great for school clubs and organisations, where they give a sense of belonging to a select group.
They’re also a great way to identify specific classes or groups within the school, for example junior students and senior students could have different colours.
By creating a different lanyard for senior students or the sixth form, it’s also far more likely that they’ll be worn without complaint. Junior pupils will ‘aspire’ to having one as they move through the school and the sixth form will be happy to have a visible badge of their seniority.
Then there’s the price point…
The price of bespoke school branded lanyards used to make them accessible only by fee-paying schools with considerable budgets. But the cost is coming down all the time. For example 100 school branded lanyards in a single colour start from just £139.05.